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AIDS is still here

I have done AIDS/HIV work for more than 30 years. In September I participated in a United Nations AIDS-PEPFAR Faith Initiative Virtual HIV Interfaith Conference. The Theme was “Resilience & Renewal: faith in the HIV response”.

Resilience & Renewal provided a space for sharing, capacity building and advocacy among people of faith involved in the HIV and AIDS response. It was an amazing opportunity to celebrate and get inspired by the many resilient people engaged in the HIV response. This was an opportunity for faith leaders, faith-based organizations, and communities of faith to recommit to holistic, comprehensive response to HIV that acknowledges the innate dignity of every human person.

AIDS is still an issue world-wide. Not everyone has access to the right medicines. AIDS is still a killer. It is the Pandemic that we no longer really talk about. So I was proud to contribute and to participate in renewing our commitment to fight AIDS, support those who have HIV, educate about AIDS/HIV and demand and fight for a cure!

​Here is the clip of my prayer during the closing interfaith service.

On Wednesday Oct. 21 I will participate in another webinar: HIV & Faith in Resilience and Renewal Webinar. To register for this webinar and attend the conversation using the following registration Link:

This is part of a series:

HIV and Faith in Resilience and Renewal, Conversations on the Legacy and Future of the U.S. Faith Response to HIV & AIDS

This series, developed by the US HIV and AIDS Faith Coalition (USHAFC), will explore the 40 year legacy of U.S. faith communities toward ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It will feature conversations with a variety of leaders from faith-based organizations, houses of worship, community organizations and government agencies who will address the intersections of race, class, gender, sex, sexuality, and religion in the history of the HIV response in the U.S., and identify lessons learned, offer insights, and share their vision for what will be needed to end the epidemic. The event will center the commentary of faith actors from multiple faith traditions and practices, people living with HIV, and HIV practitioners who have been involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy since the beginning of the epidemic. The series is currently scheduled to run from July 29 until World AIDS Day, December 2020.